2000 Population 2013 Population Estimates
Union County 25,362 27,414
City of New Albany 7,607 8,481
Town of Blue Springs 144 231
Town of Myrtle 407 497
Town of Sherman** 548 662

** Partially in Pontotoc & Lee Counties

From the official Census count date of April 1, 2000, to July 1, 2005, Union County grew 5.6% compared to 2.7% for Mississippi as a whole. During this time, Union County had the 15th highest numerical growth of Mississippi’s 82 counties and the 11th highest percentage growth. This 5.6% growth rate was the highest among Northeast Mississippi counties at that time.

The social and economic life of the City of New Albany and of Union County are completely intertwined. Following is selected Union County demographic data from Census 2012.

Demographic Summary

# %
Total Population 27,134 100.0
Male 13,255 45.2
Female 13,879 54.8
Institutionalized 259 1.0
In Households 26,875 99.0

Following is from the official Census count of 2005. For more up to date census information visit citydata.com.

Population by Age

# %
Total Population 25,362 100.0
Under 5 years 1,869 7.4
5-9 years 1,851 7.3
10-14 years 1,804 7.1
15-19 years 1,710 6.7
20-24 years 1,673 6.6
25-34 years 3,533 13.9
35-44 years 3,694 14.6
45-54 years 3,269 12.9
55-59 years 1,236 4.9
60-64 years 1,138 4.5
65-74 years 1,903 7.5
75-84 years 1,200 4.7
85 years and over 485 1.9

Population by Race

# %
Total Population 25,362 100.0
White 21,156 83.4
Black or African American 3,791 14.9
American Indian or Alaska Native 33 0.1
Asian 51 0.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 4 0.0
Some other race 170 0.7
Two or more races 157 0.6

Hispanic or Latino

# %
Total Population 25,362 100.0
Hispanic or Latino 414 1.6
Not Hispanic or Latino 24,949 98.4

Households by Type

# %
Total Households 9,786 100.0
Families 7,245 74.0
Married-couple family 5,767 58.0
With own children, under 18 2,553 26.1
Female householder,  no husband present 1,083 11.1
With own children, under 18 640 6.5
Non-family households 2,541 26.0
Householder living alone 2,293 23.4
Average household size 2.57 (X)
Average family size 3.02 (X)

Housing Summary

# %
Total Units 10,693 100.0
Owner Occupied 7,596 71.0
Renter Occupied 2,190 20.5
Vacant 907 8.5
Year Structure Built
Total Units 10,693 100.0
1999 to March 2000 325 3.0
1999 to March 2000 1,084 10.1
1990 to 1994 839 7.8
1980 to 1989 2,148 20.1
1970 to 1979 2,266 21.2
1960 to 1969 1,517 14.2
1940 to 1959 1,723 16.1
1939 or earlier 791 7.4

Housing Value/Rents

Value # %
Total specified owner-occupied units
4,778 100.0
Less than $50,000 1,443 30.2
$50,000 to $99,999 2,456 51.4
$100,000 to $149,999 552 11.6
$150,000 to $199,999 170 3.6
$200,000 to $299,999 141 3.0
$300,000 to $499,999 11 0.2
$500,000 to $999,999 5 0.1
$1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
Median ($) 68,300 (X)
 Gross Rent  #  %
Total specified renter-occupied units
2,082 100.0
Less than $200 211 10.1
$200 to $299 229 11.0
$300 to $499 887 42.6
$500 to $749 450 21.6
$750 to $999 38 1.8
$1,000 to $1,499 22 1.1
$1,500 or more 0 0.0
No cash rent 245 11.8
Median ($) 401 (X)

Income Summary

Annual Household Income in 1999 # %
Households 9,796 100.0
Less than $10,000 1,393 14.2
$10,000 to $14,999 764 7.8
$15,000 to $24,999 1,669 17.0
$25,000 to $34,999 1,480 15.1
$35,000 to $49,999 1,675 17.1
$50,000 to $74,999 1,912 19.5
$75,000 to $99,999 574 5.9
$100,000 to $149,999 185 1.9
$150,000 to $199,999 26 0.3
$200,000 or more 118 1.2
Median ($) 32,682 (X)

Educational Attainment

# %
Population 25 years and over 16,499 100.0
Less than 9th grade 1,940 11.8
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,265 19.8
High school graduate – (includes equivalency)
5,561 33.7
Some college, no degree 2,845 17.2
Associate degree 710 4.3
Bachelor’s degree 1,419 8.6
Graduate or profesional degree 759 4.6
# %
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school
5,916 100.0
Nursery school, preschool 264 4.5
Kindergarten 390 8.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,047 51.5
High school (grades 9-12) 1,396 23.6
College or graduate school 819 13.8

Employment Summary

# %
Population 16 years and over 19,566 100.0
In labor force 11,921 60.9
Civilian labor force 11,897 60.8
Employed 11,322 57.9
Unemployed 575 2.9
Armed forces 24 0.1
Not in labor force 7,645 39.1
Occupation # %
Employed civilian population 16 years and over
11,322 100.0
Management, professional, and related occupations
2,408 21.3
Service occupations 892 7.9
Sales and office occupations 2,691 23.8
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations
26 0.2
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations
1,083 9.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
4,222 37.3
Industry # %
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining
107 0.9
Construction 570 5.0
Manufacturing 4,499 39.7
Wholesale trade 315 2.8
Retail trade 1,465 12.9
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 691 6.1
Information 128 1.1
Finance, insurance,real estate, and rental and leasing 430 3.8
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management
359 3.2
Educational, health, and social services 1,618 14.3
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
371 3.3
Other services (except public administration) 440 3.9

Commuting Summary

# %
Workers 16 years and over 11,233 100.0
Car, truck, or van-driven alone 9,302 82.8
Car, truck, or van- carpooled 1,606 14.3
Public transportation (including taxicabs)
15 0.1
Walked 99 0.9
Other means 78 0.7
Worked at home 133 1.2
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 22.4 (X)

Marital Status

# %
Population 15 years and over 19,865 100.0
Never married 3,639 18.3
Now married, except separated 12,439 62.6
Separated 338 1.7
Widowed 1,668 8.4
Female 1,388 7.0
Divorced 1,781 9.0
Female 988 5.0